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The Ring by dinyctis The Ring by dinyctis
Yes, a rather obscure one. No matter! Car guys are pretty much the only ones who will understand this one right away. For the rest, here's the explanation:

There's a very famous race track in Germany called the Nürburgring. It's a famous track in video games such as Forza and Gran Turismo as well. Car manufacturers test their high-performance cars there and their lap times are seen as a benchmark by which many cars are judged. It's quite legendary and pretty much the mecca for any car guy.

As such, there are many people all over the world who have never been there, let alone driven there. Yet they have a sticker of the Nürburgring on their car (bumper, quarter panel, window, etc). I never understood why. Chances are that the car will never see the Nürburgring in its life. This is like a fighter pilot having stickers of planes he didn't shoot down!

In terms of design, I had mentioned earlier that I'd take a departure from the style that I've been using up to now. This one isn't as striking and I kept coming back to this simplicity whenever I tried to spruce it up.
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MidnightChangeling Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, some cars that are tested on the Nürburgring come with the sticker on the car when you buy it.
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I giggled.
The car ends up being a place where I find I run into the most frustration; be it the stickers of places your car has never been, the "my brand is better than your brand" stickers, sticker families, a ribbon for something you can't officially support... (I <3 Pappilions) You can't just roll the window down and explain to them that they aren't making sense.
This made me smile.
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Kahtra-DAdino Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
genious.
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AngelsOfEmpathy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Artist
I have driven the shit out of that on Gran Turismo 4. And i am good at it. :D
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erAsercrAsh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I'm a car guy. I've been to the Ring a dozen time, but never with my car. I don't have the sticker. I SUPPORT THIS DESIGN OF YOURS !! :)
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Maybe because they like formula 1 and love the races there? I guess the Nürburgring is just better at marketing itself than other racing-tracks, but you're right, it makes little sense to non-sticker-owners.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
There hasn't been a Formula 1 race at the Nurburgring since the 1970s, though :P
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
The old course, yes. The new one is still in use. [link]
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Yes, but most of the stickers have the layout of the old one, like on this poster here =P

Still, point taken :)
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
On the other hand, you have a point there, if it isn't even an active course anymore it makes it double-strange.
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